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LinuxPR: Xi Graphics Teams Up With ATI to Support New Radeon Cards

Nov 13, 2000, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])

"Xi Graphics Inc., a six-year-old privately held firm that specializes in premium graphics support software for Linux and UNIX systems, announced today the release of Linux graphics support for two members of the RADEON family of graphics cards -- the RADEON 32 MB DDR and the RADEON 64MB DDR from ATI Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ATYT), a world leader in graphics accelerators."

"The new Linux driver is now available in Xi Graphics' current Linux Graphics Driver v1.1 product line to support the highly acclaimed RADEON cards. The new line of cards is ATI's high performance graphics solution for performance oriented consumer and commercial platforms, and are powered by ATI's RADEON Graphics Processing Unit or GPU. The new RADEON Linux Graphics Driver (LGD) from Xi Graphics -- available for download from Xi Graphics ftp site -- provides OpenGL-compliant 3D support as well as exceptionally fast 2D support."

"The downloadable LGD is in demo mode; a License Key can be purchased on-line from Xi Graphics' Web site for $89 that unlocks the timing mechanism in the driver, making it final product. In addition, License Key owners of the v1.1 RADEON drivers can download and unlock an alpha of the upcoming v2.0 of the RADEON driver that is scheduled to be released today. (Purchasers of v1.1 RADEON LGDs will be entitled to free upgrades to v2.0 when it is released as production product)."

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